Film and Ethnicity

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Aleiss, Angela. Making the White Man’s Indian: Native Americans and Hollywood Movies. Westport: Praeger, 2005.

Beltrán, Mary C.  Latina/o Stars in U.S. Eyes: The Making and Meaning of Film and TV Stardom. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009.

Bernardi, Daniel, ed. The Birth of Whiteness: Race and the Emergence of U.S. Cinema. New Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers University Press, 1996.

Black, Liza.  Picturing Indians: Native Americans in Film, 1941-1960.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2022.

Bogle, Donald.  Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films.  New York: Continuum, 2001.

Bogle, Donald.  Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams: The Story of Black Hollywood.  New York: One World Books, 2005.

Caddoo, Cara.  “Put Together to Please a Colored Audience: Black Churches, Motion Pictures, and Migration at the Turn of the Century.”  Journal of American History 101:3 (December 2014): 778-804.

Caddoo, Cara.  Envisioning Freedom: Cinema and the Building of Modern Black Life.  Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014.

Caparoso Konzett, Delia Malia, ed.  Hollywood at the Intersection of Race and Identity.  New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2019.

Carbine, Mary.  “Finest Outside the Loop: Motion Picture Exhibition in Chicago’s Black Metropolis, 1905-1928.” Camera Obscura 23 (May 1990): 9-41.

Cripps, Thomas.  Slow Fade to Black: The Negro in American Film, 1900-1942.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1977.

Cripps, Thomas.  Making Movies Black: The Hollywood Message Movie from World War II to Civil Rights.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Davis, Natalie Z. Slaves on Screen: film and historical vision. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2000.

Dawson, Andrew. “Challenging Lilywhite Hollywood: African Americans and the Demand for Racial Equality in the Motion Picture Industry, 1963-1974.” Journal of Popular Culture 45:6 (2012): 1206-1225.

Diawara, Manthia, ed.  Black American Cinema.  New York: Routledge, 1993.

Dong, Arthur.  Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Feature Films. Santa Monica: Angel City Press, 2019.

Dunn, Stephane.  Baad Bitches and Sassy Supermamas: Black Power Action Films.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008.

Edmondson, Taulby H. “Protesting ‘A Bigger and Better Birth of a Nation’: Lost Causism and Black Resistance to David O. Selznick’s Gone With the Wind, 1936-1940.” Journal of African American History 105:2 (Spring 2020): 242-270.

Everett, Anna.  Returning the Gaze: A Genealogy of Black Film Criticism, 1909-1949.  Durham: Duke University Press, 2000.

Fahlstedt, Kim K.  Chinatown Film Culture: The Appearance of Cinema in San Francisco’s Chinese Neighborhood.  New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2020.

Field, Allyson Nadia.  Uplift Cinema: The Emergence of African American Film and the Possibility of Black Modernity.  Durham: Duke University Press, 2015.

Fojas, Camilla.  Border Bandits: Hollywood on the Southern Frontier.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 2008.

Friedman, Lester D., ed.  Unspeakable Images: Ethnicity and the American Cinema.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1991. 

Frost, Jennifer.  “Hedda Hopper, Hollywood Gossip, and the Politics of Racial Representation in Film, 1946-1948.”  Journal of African American History 93:1 (Winter 2008): 36-63. 

Gaines, Jane.  Fire and Desire: Mixed-Race Movies in the Silent Era.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.

Gates, Philippa.  Criminalization/Assimilation: Chinese/Americans and Chinatowns in Classical Hollywood Film. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2019.

George, Nelson. Blackface: Reflections on African Americans and the Movies. New York: Cooper Square Press, 2002.

Gevinson, Alan, ed.  Within Our Gates: Ethnicity in American Feature Films, 1911-1960.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.

Goldman, Eric A. The American Jewish Story Through Cinema. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013.

Graham, Allison. Framing the South: Hollywood, Television, and Race During the Civil Rights Struggle. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001. 

Guerrero, Ed.  Framing Blackness: The African American Image in Film.  Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1993.

Gunckel, Colin. “The War of the Accents: Spanish Language Hollywood Films in Mexican Los Angeles.” Film History: An International Journal 20, no. 3 (2008): 325-343. 

Hadley-Garcia, George. Hispanic Hollywood: the Latins in Motion Pictures. NY: Carol Pub. Group, 1990.

Hamilton, Marsha J., and Eleanor S. Block, eds.  Projecting Ethnicity and Race: An Annotated Bibliography of Studies on Imagery in American Film.  Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2003.

Haygood, Wil.  Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World.  New York: Knopf, 2021.

Khor, Denise. Transpacific Convergences: Race, Migration, and Japanese American Film Culture Before World War II.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2022.

Konzett, Delia Malia Caparoso, ed.  Hollywood at the Intersection of Race and Identity.  New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2019.

Korson, Keith. Trying to Get Over: African American Directors After Blaxploitation, 1977-1986.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 2016.

Leab, Daniel J.  From Sambo to Superspade: The Black Experience in Motion Pictures.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1975.

Lehman, Christopher P.  The Colored Cartoon: Black Presentation in American Animated Short Films, 1907-1954.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2008.

Means Coleman, Robin R. Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to the Present.  New York: Routledge, 2011.

Myers, Helene. Movie Made Jews: An American Tradition.  New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2021.

Novotney Lawrence, William.  Blaxploitation Films of the 1970s.  New York: Routledge, 2008.   

Perrin, Anne Gray. “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner: The Web of Racial, Class, and Gender Constructions in late 1960s America.” Journal of Popular Culture 45:4 (2012): 846-861.

Petty, Miriam.  Stealing the Show: African American Performers and Audiences in 1930s Hollywood.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016.

Quinn, Eithne.  “Tryin’ to Get Over: Super Fly, Black Politics, and Post-Civil Rights Film Enterprise.”  Cinema Journal 49:2 (Winter 2010): 86-105.

Quinn, Eithne. “Closing Doors: Hollywood, Affirmative Action, and the Revitalization of Conservative Racial Politics.” Journal of American History 99:2 (September 2012): 466-491.

Rollins, Peter and John E. O’Connor, editors. Hollywood’s Indian: The Portrayal of the Native American in Film. University Press of Kentucky, 1998. 

Scott, Ellen C.  Cinema Civil Rights: Regulation, Repression, and Race in the Classical Hollywood Era.  New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2015.

Smith, J. Douglas. “Patrolling the Boundaries of Race: Motion Picture Censorship and Jim Crow in Virginia, 1922-1932.” Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television 21:3 (August 2001): 273-291.

Sperb, Jason.  Disney’s Most Notorious Film: Race, Convergence, and the Hidden Histories of “Song of the South.”  Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013.

Stewart, Jacqueline. Migrating to the Movies: Cinema and Black Urban Modernity. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.

Stokes, Melvyn.  D. W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation: A History of the Most Controversial Motion Picture of All Time. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Studlar, Gaylyn.  “Discourses of Gender and Ethnicity: The Construction and De(con)struction of Rudolph Valentino as Other.” Film Criticism 9 (Winter 1989): 18-35.

Weinberger, Stephen. “The Birth of a Nation and the Making of the NAACP.” Journal of American Studies 45:1 (2011): 77-93.

Yacavone, Peter. “Free From the Blessings of Civilization: Native Americans in Stagecoach (1939) and Other John Ford Westerns.” Film & History 48:1 (Summer 2018): 32-44.

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